Thursday, September 05, 2013

Disable Windows Narrator

I found myself hitting Space + Win keys accidentally many times.
This registry setting will disable Narrator.


How it works:
Windows has a feature to launch a debugger when an app is executed.
This can be done using the following String registry value:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\[AppName]\Debugger
What it's doing is it tells OS to launch debugger when the app is executed.
Usually Debugger value is the path of a debugger app like vsjitdebugger.exe.
In this case we put "%1" and it will simply fail.

More info on setting up a debugger launch for an app:

More info on different things which 'Image File Execution Options' can do:

This one goes into much low access details

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